35 Singaporeans in Wuhan have contacted or e-registered with MFA

Workers in protective suits check the temperature of a passenger arriving at the Xianning North Station on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Xianning, a city bordering Wuhan to the north, in Hubei province, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Martin Pollard

SINGAPORE — There are 35 Singaporeans currently in Wuhan city who have either e-registered or contacted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), the MFA said in a statement on Saturday (25 January), amid the rising number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in China and across the world.

The Singapore embassy in Beijing and the Consulates General in China are closely monitoring the novel coronavirus situation in China, the MFA said.

All Singaporeans who are currently in China are advised to e-register with MFA so that the ministry can provide timely information and render consular assistance if necessary. 

Similar to recent travel advisories issued by Singapore’s authorities, the MFA advised Singaporeans to avoid all travel to Hubei province.  

The death toll from the Wuhan coronavirus has risen to 26 and the number of confirmed cases topped 800, most of them in Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei.

The city has since been placed on an unprecedented lockdown on Thursday, along with two others, Huanggang and Ezhou, in Hubei.

Outside of mainland China, there are 10 countries and territories with reported cases of the coronavirus, including as far as the US. Nepal became the latest country to announce a confirmed case on Friday.

Singapore on Friday confirmed its second and third cases of the coronavirus, following its first confirmed case on Thursday. 

Singaporeans are advised to regularly check MOH’s website (www.moh.gov.sg) for the latest updates on the Public Health Travel Advisory on the novel coronavirus in China. They are also advised to check the PRC National Health Commission (www.nhc.gov.cn) and the World Health Organisation (www.who.int) websites for related updates.

Singaporeans who need consular assistance may contact the Singapore Embassy in Beijing, the Consulates-General in China, or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office at:

Singapore Embassy in Beijing

Tel: +86-(10) 65321115 / +86 1391 0755 251

Email: singemb_bej@mfa.sg

Singapore Consulate-General in Chengdu

Tel: +86-(28) 86527222  / +86 1390 8073 562

Email: singcg_cgu@mfa.sg

Singapore Consulate-General in Guangzhou

Tel: +86-(20) 38912345 / +86 1392 2296 253

Email: singcg_gzu@mfa.sg

Singapore Consulate-General in Shanghai

Tel: +86-(21)  62785566/ +86 1380 1949 439

Email: singcg_sha@mfa.sg

Singapore Consulate-General in Xiamen

Tel: +86 592-268 4691/ +86 1390 6029 002

Email: singcg_xmn@mfa.sg

Singapore Consulate-General in Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2527 2212/+852-9466-1251

Email: singcg_hkg@mfa.sg

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours)

Tel: +65 6379 8800/8855

Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

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